Best Ways of Using Moodle


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Do you still think Moodle is boring?
Do you run out of ideas of how to use Moodle with your learners?
Do you want to improve retention and achievement?

This slideshow will give you fresh and new ideas to boost up your Moodle course.

Find out why you should use Moodle to promote learning, collaboration and communication, discover how to support and engage your learners and how to offer an interactive and rich learning experience.

After watching the slideshow, you will have an idea of what Moodle is capable of. Your next step is to learn how to create the activities suggested, such as Forums, Chats, Quizzes, internet embedded content, etc…

In the videos’ section you can find already a podcast that shows you the potential of a forum, how to use it with your learners and how to create it on Moodle.
There are more podcasts being created that will cover other activities.

Moodle is here because it saves us time and makes things much better for your learners.

Now… click and enjoy the show!

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Best Ways of Using Moodle

  1. 1. Tired of using Moodle to upload documents and Power Points?
  2. 2. Need ideas to make the most of Moodle?
  3. 3. YES!
  4. 4. We need fresh and new ideas… Teacher Learner
  5. 5. Teachers need to…
  6. 6. Ensure that students have a rich interactive multimedia experience
  7. 7. Engage students in collaborative activities
  8. 8. Meet students’ needs
  9. 9. Support students when learning online
  10. 10. Give more importance to the look and feel
  11. 11. Encourage students to reflect on their learning experience
  12. 12. Learners need to…
  13. 13. Participate more
  14. 14. Be able to work independently
  15. 15. Be familiar with using the computer to study
  16. 16. Be motivated and engaged
  17. 17. Receive support
  18. 18. Access multiple methods of learning
  19. 19. Have opportunities to collaborate, communicate and reflect
  20. 20. How do we do it?
  21. 21. How do we engage learners?
  22. 22. How do we provide...
  23. 23. ... an interactive learning experience?
  24. 24. Here are some handy tips from teachers...
  25. 25. Create an Assignment Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer
  26. 26. “ Assignments are an excellent way of keeping track of students’ homework and progress. It’s great way of providing feedback and comments on the learners’ activities.” Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer
  27. 27. Create Quizzes Dorota Beata Matuszyk – Initial assessment Coordinator
  28. 28. “ Online testing is tremendous for practicing computer testing, for immediate feedback and paperless testing. I like Quizzes because they make it so easy to keep a record of students’ results.” Dorota Beata Matuszyk – Initial assessment Coordinator
  29. 29. You have different types of questions: Multiple-choice, Cloze embedded answers, Matching, Description, Short answer, Essay, True/False, Calculated...
  30. 30. Create a Forum Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor
  31. 31. “ Forum is a fun way of communicating… I always take pictures of what we’ve been up to in class and then students comment on them and communicate with each other in writing. It’s very visual and immediate for them and it’s good for their language skills.” Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor
  32. 32. Create a Chat Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer
  33. 33. “ My students use Chats in the classes to communicate with each other in writing. Chats also promote peer tutoring.” Ewa Rzepko – ESOL Lecturer
  34. 34. Create a Blog Sandra Pires – E-Learning Lecturer
  35. 35. “Blogs are great to write projects, reports, reflections and journals.”
  36. 36. Create a Choice Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor
  37. 37. “ Recently we were organising a trip, so I uploaded various tourist attractions, and the students went and read about them. Then we made a Choice activity where students vote on the attraction they’d like to visit.” Jane Conway - ESOL Tutor
  38. 38. Create a Wiki Sandra Pires – E-Learning Lecturer
  39. 39. “Wikis are exceptional for collaborative writing – Study guides, glossaries, scripts, group presentations...”
  40. 40. Create Podcasts Nuria Inglada – Pronunciation Lecturer
  41. 41. “Podcasting has an enormous impact on my students as they are able to get extra practice outside the classroom, and consequently their learning experience is enhanced.”
  42. 42. Create or use videos Elfi Diekmann – Business Lecturer
  43. 43. “ Videos keep your students engaged. It’s ideal for remote teaching, reviewing in-class materials and it’s specially handy for absent students.” Elfi Diekmann – Business Lecturer
  44. 44. “Embed dynamic content from YouTube, Delicious, Facebook, Flickr...”
  45. 45. Add a SCORM LMS Learning Object
  46. 46. Create a pleasant look and feelCaroline Allan – Graphic Design Lecturer
  47. 47. “ It’s very important that your Moodle course looks more user-friendly. You can use images. I normally distinguish each course unit by using different colours and detail.” Caroline Allan– Graphic Design Lecturer
  48. 48. How do we support learners?
  49. 49. Create a course glossary with course related terms
  50. 50. Create a course glossary with course related terms
  51. 51. Create a course glossary with course related terms
  52. 52. Create a course glossary with course related terms
  53. 53. Easy! You don’t need to be a genius to be able to use Moodle successfully!
  54. 54. To learn how to create the activities listed, visit the videos’ section on
  55. 55. Images Sources Flickr Slide 2 – Irina Souiki Slide 3 – Sanda Balkan Slide 5 – Ben Heine Slide 8 – Tapasparida Slide 9 – Test Prep Champions Slide 10 – Vid Slide 11 – Tapasparida Slide 12 – Ru Tover Slide 13 – Slide 15 – Dalbera Slide 16 – Slide 17 – Sofia Katarina Slide 18 – Tapasparida Slide 19 – Attered Angel
  56. 56. Images Sources Flickr Slide 31 – Don Moyer Slide 62 – Judge Mental Iconfinder Slide 6 – iconshock Slide 20 – Icojoy Slide 21 – Turbomilk Slide 46 – Icon Texto
  57. 57. Images Sources Wordle Slide 37 – Kristina B Slide 41 – Kristine NLN Materials Slide 47 Xerte Materials Slide 47
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